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GPS unit credited with cutting short crime spree of Lackawanna man, Buffalo woman

The GPS tracking of a stolen pickup to a Meyer Road excavation company in West Seneca cut short the overnight crime spree of a Lackawanna man and Buffalo woman, West Seneca police said Saturday.

Mark Zawistowski, 46, of Lackawanna, and Dawn Marie Jacobsen, 42, of Buffalo, face charges including burglary, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and obstructing governmental administration. The two were arrested early Saturday, West Seneca police said.

Earlier, Buffalo police investigated the theft of a pickup and burglary at a construction company, where employees tracked the pickup by GPS to West Seneca, where police were tipped off.

As Officers David Steinwandel and Scott Daley arrived at the Meyer Road site, they spotted the pickup, loaded with stolen construction equipment, backed up to a garage door of the excavation company, police said. The suspects were arrested following a short foot chase, police added.

Zawistowski also faces several drug charges, police added. Both suspects, who are awaiting arraignment in West Seneca, also face similar charges in Buffalo.